Reflective Journal Students are required to submit weekly reflective narratives throughout the course that will culminate in a final, course-long reflective journal due in Topic 10. The narratives help students integrate leadership and inquiry into current practice.
This reflection journal also allows students to outline what they have discovered about their professional practice, personal strengths and weaknesses, and additional resources that could be introduced in a given situation to influence optimal outcomes. Each week students should also explain how they met a course competency or course objective(s).
In each week’s entry, students should reflect on the personal knowledge and skills gained throughout the course. Journal entries should address one or more of the areas stated below. In the Topic 10 graded submission, each of the areas below should be addressed as part of the summary submission.
1. New practice approaches
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
Using 300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years.
WK 1, I did New Practice Approaches
Professional Capstone and Practicum Reflective Journal week 1
New Practice Approaches
so excited to be so close to the end of my BSN journey, it is an accomplishment for my personal and professional growth as a nurse. As a nurse, I never thought I would have advanced this quickly in my career. This journey has been challenging but tolerable why working as a full-time nurse. This program has allowed me to look at situations differently now than I did before. I met this week several times with my mentor, whom I look up to as a nurse, so I am so happy to be working with her in my place of work. My pre-conference form was signed by my mentor with no concerns about the requirements. I first went over my Individual Success Plan for the next 10 weeks throughout this course. After she reviewed the plan, she signed it for me to turn in. We had a good conversation in person about the few ideas that I had for my Capstone topic. She advised me on those topics and helped me to narrow it down to 3 topics for my change project. I want to focus on nurse-driven protocols, as I think it’s important as nurses to push for the best care possible and to help the nursing profession provide the highest level of care in the safest way possible for the patient. New practice approaches are new solutions that are used to improve the care or the skill of health care. After speaking with my mentor, I understand not all facilities do the same intervention for different issues in health care. I want to push nursing protocols and bundles for the improvement of catheter associated urinary tract infections within this facility. In my facility, we use a nurse-driven protocol, and it has improved the way Foley catheters are used and maintained. However, there are other new practice approaches that I have seen in research that would also implement a good nurse-driven protocol or bundle that would be great to try even on my unit or throughout the facility. The first discussion questions this week was super helpful in that we were able to as a class share and collaborate about different research databases to use for this class. I look forward to seeing what next week’s objectives bring to the table and to continue working on this change project topic.